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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Neurontin/hand pain : There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.

After lifting dresser bent over with right hand. Pain and swelling in mid lower back. What do I do. It's been 5 days.

As long as there are: No shooting pains or weakness in your legs it is likely a pulled or strained muscle. Anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Take as directed. The swelling more concerning. If pain worsens or same intensity last more than 2 weeks should consult orthopedic surgeon for exam and mri. Can take 6 weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

What could cause severe hand pain and vein swelling?

Lots of things: Most important, if the pulses are not as strong as normal on both sides of the involved wrist, or the hand is very blue, seek immediate care (vascular emergency). Someone else can give you a full list of possible causes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand pain and hand swelling after hitting my thumb in a contact sport however their is not visible bruising?

I am experiencing  hand pain and hand swelling after hitting my thumb in a contact sport however their is not visible bruising?

Injury: Even without bruising, you have sustained injury to that part of your body. If the problem persists for more than a couple of weeks or worsens, consult your doctor. In the meanwhile, try NSAIDs and ice . ...Read more

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Experiencing hand pain, hand swelling, hand tingling and warm skin on the back of my hand. also itchy but no rash. Display photo is of hand

Experiencing hand pain, hand swelling, hand tingling and warm skin on the back of my hand. also itchy but no rash. Display photo is of hand

Hand pain: Great way to send picture. But can't seem to zoom in. What sort of work do you do? Exposed to chemicals in work or do you have to wear gloves you sweat in for work? ...Read more

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Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Neuropathy?: 19F Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic. ANS: And your question is? How long has this been going on. Discuss with your Dr who can do some simple tests to see if you have a neuropathy. Would be unusual at your age if everything else OK. I would go to uptodate.com and read as well. ...Read more

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Anxiety, (gabapentin 400mg 3x daily works wonders. Hand pain (tramadol 50mg 3x daily helps a lot) SEVERE muscle spasms everywhere (soma (carisoprodol) 3-4x daily)?

Anxiety, (gabapentin 400mg 3x daily works wonders. Hand pain (tramadol 50mg 3x daily helps a lot) SEVERE muscle spasms everywhere (soma (carisoprodol) 3-4x daily)?

Maybe but: spssms may be due to pain. Try better control of pain first before adding muscle relaxer. Or vice versa. Confused ? Yea even doctors can mess that up think positive feedback loop and you have to break the cycle ...Read more

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I have swelling and pain in hands and legs that comes and goes. What should I do?

I have swelling and pain in hands and legs that comes and goes. What should I do?

Joints or allergy: Do see a rhematogist first if no help see an allergist if no help go to places like mayo or alike . Put in warm water with epsolm salt for 15 minutes and then in hot wax but diagnosis needs to be made. Take Motrin for pain. Massage. ...Read more

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Pain in hands and feet . Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet . And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Pain in hands and feet . Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet . And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Joint pain: Pain in hands and feet with swelling that gets worse with exercise needs to be evaluated for various causes to include inflammatory joint disease, thyroid disorders etc . Time to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about joint pain in hands plus swelling and sweating?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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My finger in between my thumb and index on my right hand hurts when I bend it. No swelling however bottom part of finger hurts to touch.

My finger in between my thumb and index on my right hand hurts when I bend it. No swelling however bottom part of finger hurts to touch.

Osteoarthritis thumb: at the cmc or carpo-metacarpal joint is a common cause of pain at the base of the thumb. Other causes of pain include tendonitis of the finger or thumb flexor tendons or wrist extensor tendons.Often Nsaids or corticosteroid injection and or soft splints can help. ...Read more

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Previous hand fx 2 yrs ago no new injury severe thum pain palmar swelling can not open or grasp touching little finger to thumb hurts what the heck?

Previous hand fx 2 yrs ago no new injury severe thum pain palmar swelling can not open or grasp touching little finger to thumb hurts  what the heck?

Arthritis of thumb?: Can't be for sure what you have, but possibly some arthritis at the base of the thumb, especially if you use your hand/thumb a lot etc... If symptom has been ongoing and worsening for awhile, this is likely. If symptom comes on rather fast over couple of days, it could be gout--this can be very painful. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc asap. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists,pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm,swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -,started 1 yr ago,worried about deterioration,no rash,no warmth,some tingling?

Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck ...Read more

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My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

Finger lesion: He may have gotten a small splinter or thorn into it, may be developing Herpes infection, or other. Have him see a doctor and get this examined. ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


Dr. Eric Levin
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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more